Job opportunity: Electoral Registration and Elections Officer
Grade 6 - £24,496 to £26,845 per annum pro rata.
22.2 hours per week.
About the job
We have an exciting opportunity for a committed and enthusiastic Electoral Registration and Elections Officer to join our team. This role places you at the heart of the council, supporting our residents and ensuring community participation in the democratic process.
You will support the Elections Manager in the provision and maintenance of an accurate, up-to-date electoral register in an efficient and effective manner and assist in the organisation and management of all types of elections, parish polls and referenda in accordance with the relevant legislation. In addition you will take responsibility for the recruitment of staffing for elections and the annual canvass.
- You will have experience of working within an elections environment.
- Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills with all types of service user and have the ability to utilise effectively a range of PC based systems.
- At certain times you will be required to work long hours (including evenings and weekends) and under pressure as necessary to ensure deadlines are met.
- You must have or be willing to undertake the AEA qualification and have a good knowledge of policy and procedure in local government and electoral requirements including absent voter systems.
Why work for us?
Newcastle-under-Lyme is on the up! We’ve already started our transformation, however, we still need to find better ways of doing things because we are determined to do the very best we can for our communities.
If our vision is to be the best, then we need the best people working for us. Our people are at the heart of what we do and have the freedom to innovate, grow and develop. We recruit people who share our vision and values; people who have the drive to deliver our ambitious Council plan.
Our historic Borough is a place of marked contrasts. We are the home of a world class University at Keele, a leading light known internationally for its research and sustainability record, which stands side by side with former mining communities including some which register amongst the most deprived areas in the country. Our Borough is also a mixture of urban centres, affected by some of the same social issues facing our neighbouring city, Stoke-on-Trent, but also outstanding rural landscapes in our less populated villages. Our plans and priorities aim to address the needs of all our communities.
Our People Offer
We reward our people with a competitive range of benefits including; access to the local government pension scheme, minimum 23 days annual leave and 5 extra days after 5 years' service, flexible working and family friendly policies, local and national high street discounts, green travel scheme including cycle to work scheme and electric car salary sacrifice, free employee 24 hour employee assistance and counselling services, flu vaccination service and health checks plus development and training opportunities.
View our full people offer and 'working for us' video here.
If you'd like to hear more, please contact Stephanie Price, Elections Manager for an informal chat on (01782) 742466.
5pm on Friday 9 June 2023.
(Should we receive a large number of applications, then this post could close sooner than the date stated).
Monday 26 June 2023.
Supporting documents and information
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